Origins Music Concerts (OM Concerts) is the event production branch of booking agency Origins Music International, run by Will Grinnell.  Beats Bazaar productions specializes in creating music events on Maui to build commUNITY.  They have joined forces again & have an exciting 2012/13 fall & winter series of events lined up!

Origins Music International was founded in 1994 & quickly became one of the leading booking agencies for reggae, dub & world fusion music, booking North American & international tours for now long term clients Lee Scratch Perry, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Sly and Robbie, Skatalites, Dub Syndicate, Black Uhuru, Mad Professor, Third World, Inner Circle & many other artists.  In addition to booking massive tours for these legendary artists on the Origins Music roster, Will Grinnell was known to go out on the road for these tours as tour manager, production manager, and many times as the driver too!  This triple tasking endeavor Will  performed (on top of the bookings from the office) quickly led to developing strong personal connections with hundreds of promoters and production contacts.  Over time Will developed long term relationships with the world’s top production companies and was soon working production for his artists at many major events including: Tibetan Freedom Festival, Reggae On The River, Sierra Nevada World Music Festival, Central Park Summer Stage, and Vermont Reggae Festival  as well as working with multitudes of world class venues.  From 1996 to 2012 Will Grinnell has been the tour manager for 15 major Hawaiian Island tours at various large capacity venues such as M.A.C.C., Waikiki Shell, Blaisdell Arena & Aloha Tower Waterfront. 

In the past decade Origins Music International has expanded into other genres such as global electronica & tribal beats, featuring artists such as Gaudi, Adham Shaikh & Twilight Circus Dub Sound System. More recently added to the roster are Afrolicious (On ESL Music, Thievery Corporation’s label!), Luminaries (L.A. conscious hip-hop band on the up & up!) and Jef Stott (Six Degrees Recording artist).  In 2010 soon after founding Smart Fest in New Hampshire, Will & his family moved to Maui to continue to run his Origins Music booking agency.  Soon after moving to Maui Will Grinnell met Adrian Blackhurst from Beats Bazaar.  They quickly joined forces in music event production on Maui, applying the years of production & concert industry knowledge to produce fun & meaningful shows here at “home”.

Beats Bazaar, founded by Adrian Blackhurst, began in January 2011 on Maui, Hawaii.  Adrian is a musician, dj & event promoter.  He is the co-founder of Beats Without Borders collective (Vancouver, BC), & began Beats Bazaar productions in 2011 shortly after moving to Maui.  Adrian has produced many dance parties featuring djs, live bands, food, massage, art & vendors, with each event featuring a different dance performance such as belly dance, silk arial, etc…truly a post-modern bazaar!  Beats Bazaar was proud to host two large events titled “Lotus” at The Studio Maui, which was a 3 room event held in April & May 2012 before the venue shut their doors.  Adrian is the co-founder of the band Delhi 2 Dublin, but left the band shortly after its formation & is currently working on co-creating a new band, along with releasing solo material.  In the meantime, he is dedicated to building the music & arts scene here on Maui & Hawaii & the world at large!

Origins Music International has teamed up with Beats Bazaar with the common goal of creating a lively music scene on Maui & Hawaii at large!  Their events in 2011 & 2012 have been off the charts!  The music showcased has been everything from global beats, funk, dub, reggae, rock, electro-swing & more.  The shows always raise 10% of proceeds that go to local charities such as Community Work Day Program.

Every Origins Music & Beats Bazaar event is a benefit show that donates proceeds to local causes and charities.

The shows have been bringing together people in the name of diversity.  Diversity in sound, people, crafts & cultures coming together, which actually brings unity.  A celebration of diversity & the unity of our human beingness!  Together, they first featured artists from the Origins Music roster, with great success & most often sold out shows. They have committed to building the Maui & Hawaii music scene by bringing more mainland & international artists on a regular basis.

See 2 minute promo video of Beats Without Borders to get an idea of what style of events OM Concerts & Beats Bazaar are creating!  www.BeatsWithoutBorders.com

Come out to the shows & be in our upcoming promo video!!!  Be the superstar on the dancefloor you were born to be!!!  Much LOVE & ALOHA to all the Maui massive for coming out to support the music!
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